Introduction to Paediatrics: The Deteriorating Paediatric Patient

$44/per user

  • 12 months access
  • 1 attempt at passing

What you will learn

This course introduces the basic concepts around the recognition and immediate response to the deteriorating patient. It’s aimed at clinicians from various fields who are new to working with deteriorating children, offering a foundation to build upon in practice.


This course is recommended for clinicians new to paediatrics who need an introduction to the process for managing a deteriorating paediatric patient. This needs to be supported by further local training and support.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  • describe the unique characteristics of the deteriorating child
  • distinguish between assessment findings in a stable child versus a deteriorating child
  • recognise the deteriorating child and respond appropriately
  • describe appropriate basic management techniques of a deteriorating child.

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About this course


The course will take approximately 60 minutes to complete.


On successful completion of the assessments you can download a certificate of completion.


This course adheres to South Australian (SA Health) guidelines and Australian National Standards.

The principles described in the course can however be applied to any health care setting.

If you practice outside South Australia it is your responsibility to refer to the specific requirements of your local health authority.


This course aligns with the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, Second Edition – Standards 1, 2, 5, 6 & 8..

Clinical Governance Standard: Ticked Partnering with Consumers Standard: Ticked Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-Associated Infection Standard Medication Safety Standard Comprehensive Care Standard: Ticked Communication for Safety Standard: Ticked Blood Management Standard Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration Standard: Ticked

Course structure